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  • 21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July 21st report that it had discovered
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government has allocated $18.9 million USD worth of subsidies to support measures to protect Lake Baikal. The funds are coming from the 2016 federal budget for the Republic of Buryatia, the Transbaikal Territory and the
  • 17 Jul 2015- 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where residents of several districts have been without water supply for three weeks, is facing a humanitarian disaster, according to UK-based watchdog group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, said late last week that it will need an additional two months to treat all of the radioactive wastewater stored at the facility
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on January 21st approved a plan to allow the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, to discharge wastewater from the facility containing some
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), an international scientific research and conservation organization, last week issued a resolution calling on the Nicaraguan government to halt construction of the planned
  • 22 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced this week that it once again had to suspend operation of a system used to treat radiation-contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after processed water
  • 29 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile A new study from Chile’s Medical College has found high levels of heavy metals in Pacific coastal waters near the city of Antofagasta. Sixty percent of the water provided by local water company Aguas Antofagasta comes from two
  • 13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua's National Water Authority (ANA) has fined 20 hotels in the tourist town of San Juan del Sur for illegal extraction and discharge of water, according to ANA Director Luis Ángel Montenegro. Montenegro said last wek that
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Japanese officials announced this week that some 300 tons per day of radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed during the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “We think that the volume of
  • Rebels took control of Syria’s biggest hydropower dam last week, according to insurgents in the country and abroad. The seizing of the Taqba Dam, located near the town of Thawra, some 150 kilometers southeast of Aleppo, was also seen in some videos uploaded to the Internet, the authenticity of which could not immediately be verified.
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Turkey and three other nations in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions have agreed to form a high-level group to cooperate on managing their increasingly threatened water supplies. Representatives of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and
  • 28 Nov 2011- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Latin American Parliament, along with the Venezuelan Ministry of Environment (MINAMB), took on the issue of water from a new geo-political perspective during the international forum on the “Human Right to Water that Unites Us,”
  • 14 Mar 2011- 15:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, SULAYMANIYAH   Plagued by drought, internal conflict and transboundary competition, Iraq is facing the rapid deterioration in water supply and quality so severe that the future of the fertile farming region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers
  • 27 Jan 2010- 13:46 by Local Press Report Russia, VLADIVOSTOK Itar-Tass (Russia) A leak was found in the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline in Yakutia, which spilled 450 cubic meters of oil onto the ground 30 kilometers from the town ofLensk on January 20. The leak occurred because of a pipe